'The Umbrella Academy' Season 2 proves Klaus was born in the wrong decade, but can acceptance bring him joy?
After being transported to the 1960s, some of the Hargreeves siblings find themselves in rather miserable conditions while others actually thrive and Klaus is one of the latter bunch
Spoilers for 'The Umbrella Academy' Season 2
'The Umbrella Academy' Season 2 is finally here and our heroes are finding themselves in drastically new roles. After being transported to the 1960s, some of the Hargreeves siblings find themselves in rather miserable conditions while others actually thrive.
Klaus Hargreeves / Number Four / The Seance (Robert Sheehan) falls in the latter category. While in the present day he may have been seen as an eccentric at best and a total weirdo at worst, in the '60s he is far more powerful and influential than any of us could have imagined. Apparently people in the '60s were a lot more receptive to the kind of ideas Klaus has on the regular, so much so that they make him a prophet and build a cult around him. It also helps that he has the ghost of his dead brother Ben Hargreeves / Number Six / The Horror (Justin H Min) with him to lend a hand, impressing rich patrons with fake abilities like levitation.
In any case, Klaus is by far the most successful of the Hargreeves siblings in the past, living in a mansion with powerful followers at his beck and call. Unfortunately, that's not enough to keep him happy.
By the time we catch up to him in Season 2, Klaus has grown disenchanted with the life of a cult leader and he's basically bored. Plus, he misses his old boyfriend and is generally dissatisfied with all the success he has gained. There's probably a lesson there somewhere. Klaus finally finds an era where he isn't just accepted but celebrated and he still doesn't find satisfaction. Clearly he needs to figure out what exactly it is that he needs to be happy, but whether that happens or not is something you'll have to watch and find out.
Here's the synopsis for Season 2: "Five warned his family (so, so many times) that using his powers to escape from Vanya’s 2019 apocalypse was risky. Well, he was right — the time jump scatters the siblings in time in and around Dallas, Texas. Over a three year period. Starting in 1960. Some, having been stuck in the past for years, have built lives and moved on, certain they’re the only ones who survived. Five is the last to land, smack dab in the middle of a nuclear doomsday, which — spoiler alert! — turns out is a result of the group’s disruption of the timeline (déjà vu, anyone?). Now the Umbrella Academy must find a way to reunite, figure out what caused doomsday, put a stop to it, and return to the present timeline to stop that other apocalypse. All while being hunted by a trio of ruthless Swedish assassins. But seriously, no pressure or anything."
'The Umbrella Academy' Season 2 is currently available for streaming on Netflix.